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Corby Craze murderer jailed for 27 years

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  • February 24, 2011
A man who set fire to the home of a Cornish mother-of-two as she lay inside has been jailed for 27 years and six months for her murder. Care home assistant Corby Craze, 43, was found dead in her burnt-out home in Vivian Road in Bodmin in August 2010....

Woman dies after Leicestershire house fire rescue

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  • February 24, 2011
A woman has died following a house fire in the early hours of the morning in Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire. The woman, believed to be in her 60s, died at the scene despite being rescued from the bedroom of a house on Misby Road in the town just...

Man, 36, found dead in Elan Valley reservoir

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  • February 24, 2011
A 36-year-old man has been found dead in a reservoir at a beauty spot in Powys. Dyfed-Powys Police said the man was discovered in Claerwen reservoir in the Elan Valley, near Rhayader, at 0900 GMT. Police and firefighters from Mid and West Wales Fire ...

UK firefighter rescue team among 'finest in world'

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  • February 24, 2011
An English team sent to help with the New Zealand earthquake rescue are some of the "finest trained firefighters in the world", their leader said. Seven firefighters from the West Midlands, and more from nine other brigades in the UK, are due to arri...

Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service tribunal date set

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  • February 24, 2011
A date has been set for an industrial tribunal to resolve a pay dispute between the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service and the States. Its aim is to resolve the deadlock between Unite the Union and the Public Sector Remuneration Committee. The tribunal...

Woman bailed after 'bomb' find at Hove restaurant

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  • February 24, 2011
A woman questioned by police after a suspected explosive device was found at a restaurant in Hove has been released on bail pending further inquiries. The 38-year-old was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and criminal damage...

Two in hospital after fire in Elgin flat

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  • February 24, 2011
Two people were taken to hospital for treatment after a fire at a block of flats in Elgin. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze in the ground-floor property in South College Street at about 2100 GMT on Wednesday. Two people were t...

Demolition of Birmingham building hit by fire

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  • February 24, 2011
A Birmingham textile factory building affected by fire has been demolished. About 60 firefighters were called to Stratford Road in the Sparkbrook area on Wednesday. Nobody was injured, but up to 40 firms were unable to open as a result of disruption ...

Didcot woman dies in bedroom flat fire

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  • February 24, 2011
A woman has been killed in a fire which broke out in her bedroom inside a block of flats in Oxfordshire. Smoke and flames were spotted coming from the window of the first-floor property in Kibble Close, Didcot, just after 0200 GMT. The woman, who was...

Teenage girl freed from basketball hoop

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  • February 24, 2011
A 14-year-old girl had to be rescued from a basketball hoop after she tried to "slam dunk" herself through it. She had been playing at Albert Park play area in Wallyford, East Lothian at 1945 GMT on Wednesday when she tried to drop though the hoop fe...

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